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The Friday 5: April 14th

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Washington Commanders

It looks as if Dan and Tanya Snyder are finally going to sell the Washington Commanders, as there are multiple reports stating that they’ve reached a preliminary nonexclusive agreement with a group led by Josh Harris. Per Forbes, the group includes Magic Johnson. The selling price is $6.05 billion.

The deal, which has not been signed yet, includes FedEx Field (I’ve been there. I’d take it out of the agreement, but that’s just me) and the team’s practice facility. League owners will need to approve the deal. 


Logan Webb and the San Francisco Giants

Logan Webb’s Friday payday just got a lot sweeter, as he and the San Francisco Giants have reached an agreement on a five-year, $90 million extension that keeps him in the Bay through 2028.

The right-handed pitcher went 15-9 with 2.90 ERA and threw 163 strikeouts in 2022. He gave up home runs to Mookie Betts and Max Muncy Monday night, but that may not be relevant here. Though he is 0-3 with a 4.76 ERA to start this season, so that may be relevant.

Webb will make $8 million in 2024, $12 million in 2025, $23 million the next two years and $24 million in 2028. I knew I shouldn’t have given up after T-ball.


Gerald McCoy Retires

Six-time Pro Bowler Gerald McCoy announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday. McCoy was drafted third overall in 2010 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he spent nine seasons with the team. He spent time with the Panthers, Cowboys and Raiders, but injuries hampered his last few seasons.

While with the Bucs, McCoy had 59.5 sacks, 153 quarterback hits and 334 combined tackles. That, my friends, is a career. Congratulations to Gerald McCoy!


NBA Playoff Match Ups

Eastern Conference

Milwaukee Bucks (1) vs. the winner of Heat/Bulls

Boston Celtics (2) vs. Atlanta Hawks (7)

Philadelphia 76ers (3) vs. Brooklyn Nets (6)

Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs. New York Knicks (5)

Western Conference

Denver Nuggets (1) vs. the winner of Thunder/Timberwolves

Memphis Grizzlies (2) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (7)

Sacramento Kings (3) vs. Golden State Warriors (6)

Phoenix Suns (4) vs. LA Clippers (5)


Helmet Approved to Reduce QB Concussions

The NFL and NFLPA have approved a quarterback-specific helmet made to help reduce concussions. The helmet reduces the seriousness of impact when a helmet hits the ground, which the NFL says make up about half of quarterback concussions. The helmet is made by Vicis.

The league said in a press release that “[t]he VICIS ZERO2 MATRIX QB performed 7% better in quarterback-specific testing than the most popular helmet worn by quarterbacks last season.”

Tracy Sandler

Tracy Sandler

I created Fangirl Sports Network as a place for female sports fans to follow their favorite teams with content and coverage that speaks directly to females. It started with one and then eight and now 32 NFL Fangirls and 15 NBA Fangirls.